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November 2, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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Take a Wonder into the Woods

As the old favourite goes – if you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. After missing my placement lifestyle of being so relaxed and enjoying nature, that and after reading ‘Nearby Nature: A Buffer of Life Stress Among Rural Children’ (Wells and Evans, 2003) – I decided to drag …

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November 1, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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Outdoor play in Early Years

For my second week back at nursery, I was asked to spend my afternoon outdoors. This request was met by my delight at the chance to have a look into some more learning in the outdoor particularly as this is an age that I have had no experience working outdoors with. In the nursery there …

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October 4, 2016
by Kim Rennie
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The Issues with the Outdoors

Reflect on what you have read. What challenges may there be when beginning outdoor learning with a class? How would you plan and prepare for this? Evidence – Write a reflection on the positive aspects and challenges of outdoor learning. Plan an outdoor learning lesson with a focus on Health & Wellbeing. Where will you …

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December 3, 2015
by Kim Rennie
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History and Literacy Outdoors!

Outdoor Education – two words that make any lecture automatically more interesting to me. For Will’s input when he said we were actually going outdoors today I was as excited as any primary school child! As soon as we were allowed outside, off we went skipping away like little primary two’s.     We literally […] Continue reading

October 22, 2015
by Samantha MacDonald
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Differences Between Sweden and UK

Photo taken from Google Images – www.ucl.ac.uk A few weeks ago we had an input where we discussed comparative education. We mainly focused on the differences between Sweden and the UK and the different perspectives they had on learning in the early years. The Swedish School system contrasts with the UK school system in so many ways. The first one being […] Continue reading

October 2, 2015
by Kim Rennie
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The “Running Revolution” in Stirling.

For this blog post, I am going to look at Outdoor Education in particular comparing Sweden and the UK (in particular St Ninians, Stirling). After our lecture inputs Brenda, I found myself in awe at Sweden and their approach to learning. I am very keen to learn more about outdoor education and this is what […] Continue reading

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